During Formula Drift‘s first Florida event last weekend, there were many bobbles, a few spins, and even a couple of wrecks. The new layout on Palm Beach International Raceway proved to be a challenge for drivers, event organizers, and media personnel alike. The slippery track was slightly technical, with a high speed and high angle entry, and rounded off with a smoky finish. Leading up to Top 32, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical of the venue’s ability to facilitate close tandems and exciting competition. I was wrong. A few drivers initiated feet first and many weren’t afraid to swap paint. If you are like me and eagerly await further coverage from the event, be sure to check back soon.
This short video was shot by myself and Joe Ayala and edited and colored by yours truly. Enjoy.
Also, before I go, I would like to thank the Kado family (pronounce like avocado) of Ryan Kado Racing, on behalf of Joe and myself, for being so excessively and unnecessarily hospitable during our Floridian adventures. TOD wishes you the best in your Formula D quest!
:: Justin Shreeve
TANDEM OF DIE!